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Eagles Dominate Jets to end Preseason at .500

Philadelphia PA: On Thursday August 28 from Lincoln Financial Field in South Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Eagles hosted the New York Jets in the final preseason game of the season., the New York Jets came into game lead by former Eagles QB Michael Vick. The Eagles started Matt Barkley in this game. The starters did not play in this game as is tradition in the final preseason games, this game had a lot of questions as who was going to make this team, one of the battle could Cody Parkey over take Alex Henry as the Eagles kicker.

Eagles got ball to start the game and did nothing with their 1st drive, On the Jets 1st drive of the game, Michael Vick only took 1 snap and it was a hand off and Jets Coach Rex Ryan called time out and got Vick out of the game and the crowd at Lincoln Financial Field gave Michael Vick a nice reception. Matt Simms took over for Vick in the game. The games first points came on the Eagles 3rd drive of the game when Matt Barkley finds Arrelious Benn for a 43 yard touchdown pass for the early 7-0 lead. The Eagles would add another score with under 2 minutes left in the 2nd quarter when Cody Parkey came in and nailed a 54 yard field goal for a 10-0 lead, then latter on Parkey would add a 25 yard field goal and the Eagles took a 13-0 lead into halftime.

The Jets got ball to start 2nd half as the Jets got on the board when Clyde Gates catches a 42 yard touchdown from Tajh Boyd to cut the Eagles lead to 13-7.  The Eagles would add another field goal by Cody Parkley who would nail another field goal from 50 yards, this time from 53 yards as the Eagles took a 16-7 lead. The Eagles would add 3 touchdowns in the 4th quarter first was a Matt Barkley 7 yard touchdown run, then Trey Burton catches a 21 yard touchdown pass from GJ Kinne then Damaris Johnson would rush one in from 46 yards as the Eagles would knock out the jets 37-7 to finish the Preseason with a .500 at 2-2, the lost the first 2 games on the road and they would win the final 2 at home. The Eagles now look forward to the Regular Season as the will host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday September 7.

Final Stats:

Matt Barkley Night vs Jets: 21/33, 253 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT. 3 carries, 11 yards, 1 TD

Matt Simms vs Eagles: 7/17 for 121 yards

Cody Parkey: 3 for 3 on Field Goals (54,25 & 53)